Greene & Greene Gamble Hall Table

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 11-25-2009 09:15 AM 5850 views 13 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have this habit of building furniture around a unique piece of wood. The measurements of the table or mirror frame are dependent on that one special slab. So I usually have to deviate from the original design in order to accomodate the slab’s faults, size, or unique characteristics.

I have seen other Lumberjock’s Gamble hall table projects, and I love the dimensions of this piece. I’m only an hour away from the Gamble house and, for inspiration, I drove there on a Sunday afternoon just to stare in the window and drink in the spectacular foyer of this special home.

I wanted to use mahogany while incorporating the long figured cherry slab seen in the table top (the impetus for the project). I feel the light red/pink cherry complements the mahogany. I did use African ebony for the square pegs and drawer runners, and filed down the brass screws for the pins (what a pain in the you-know-what… but the effect is quite elegant)

Nothing makes me happier than to spend months on a project and then put it in my house and USE IT daily. This piece sits in our dining room.

Hmm. Now it needs a matching china cabinet.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 09:57 AM

Excellent design and execution!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 12:20 PM

Wow…really nice piece!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 12:21 PM

looks great….really like the two different woods…well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 12:21 PM

WOW – that is a beauty. I’m sure you’re proud of your efforts on that project.

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 01:34 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture well done.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 02:19 PM

quite spectacular!
a piece to be proud of. nice work.

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#7 posted 11-25-2009 02:20 PM

A wonderful story and flawless craftsmanship! – Truly a piece of art! Thank you for sharing it…


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 11-25-2009 02:21 PM

This is a beautiful piece of furniture and you chose a nice wood combination as well. I can see that a great deal of planning and detail went into the design and construction of this table.

Nicely done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 11-25-2009 02:28 PM

very well done ,
quite elegant !

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 11-25-2009 02:47 PM

Tell me, did you use traditional joinery or more modern construction techniques?


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#11 posted 11-25-2009 02:56 PM

Great looking project.

Your attention to detail really makes this piece stand out.

A definite heirloom.


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#12 posted 11-25-2009 03:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful, I love Greene & Greene.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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#13 posted 11-25-2009 03:37 PM

Beautiful! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 11-25-2009 04:24 PM

Excellent. An accomplishment to be proud of.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 11-25-2009 04:40 PM

Very Nice!! I have never built anything in the Greene and Greene style, but I love the look. I might have to try it sometime.

Great job!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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